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Jarid replied to the topic 'Astrophotography set up' in the forum. 3 minutes ago

astrodave wrote:

Like everything else in life there is a need to know a budget. If you have unlimited budget I have a $25k mobile observatory with everything already to go. Top of the line gear and mobile. 

If not There are trackers for $300ish that work well at under 300mm. 

Additionally one of the major issues is weight the mount can care. For some of us its the amount of weight we can care. My main astro mounts can carry 250 lbs but they weigh in at 120 lbs so they are a pain to lug about hence my observatories.

For a DLSR setup a Star Adventurer or an Astrotrac are pretty easy to use and track well up to about 15lbs. I'd recommend either of those to someone wanting to "dabble".

Just my $.02


That mobile observatory sounds so cool, is that something you tow?

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Jarid created a new topic ' What is longest lens for photography?' in the forum. 21 minutes ago

I know Canon has that 1200mm lens.  Has anyone else manufactured a larger lens?  

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So is supper.
Not hungry.

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Ernesto replied to the topic 'Male Spicebush Swallowtail Butterly' in the forum. 29 minutes ago

Well done, I can't find these with their wings totally intact.....

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Ernesto replied to the topic 'Some Sugar Suckers' in the forum. 31 minutes ago

Nubber two is my favorite, but enjoyed viewing them all....Nice work!

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Ernesto replied to the topic 'Macro Monday - Deep in the Weeds' in the forum. 32 minutes ago

Well shot spider!!!

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Done and done, bossy....

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You go get lunch!

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Ernesto replied to the topic 'Small things that annoy you thread' in the forum. 42 minutes ago

Power outages....

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Ernesto replied to the topic 'What Is Your Favorite Oxymoron?' in the forum. 43 minutes ago

Clearly confused...

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Lilia replied to the topic 'Hello everyone! :)' in the forum. 44 minutes ago

Tammy, Thank you :)

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Ernesto replied to the topic '******Describe yourself with one word******' in the forum. 44 minutes ago


Ernesto replied to the topic 'What Ever You Do... Don't Bump This Thread' in the forum. 44 minutes ago

Non bump

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